Keisei Main Line
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The Keisei Main Line (京成本線 Keisei Honsen) is a railway line of Japanese private railway company Keisei Electric Railway connecting Tokyo and Narita, Japan. It is the main line of Keisei's railway network. Built as an interurban between Tokyo and Narita in early 20th century, the line has served as a main access route to Narita International Airport since 1978. It also serves major cities along the line such as Funabashi, Narashino, and Sakura.
|Keisei Main Line|
A Keisei 3700 series EMU on the Keisei Main Line in January 2009
|Locale||Tokyo, Chiba prefectures|
Narita Airport Terminal 1
|Daily ridership||500,121 (FY2010)|
|Operator(s)||Keisei Electric Railway|
|Track gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in)|
|Electrification||1,500 V DC overhead catenary|
Keisei Main Line
In 2010, the Narita Sky Access opened as a bypass of the line, reducing the role of the main line in the airport access.
- Skyliner S =
- The airport access train connecting Keisei Ueno and Narita Airport Terminal 1 runs on the Main Line between Keisei Ueno and Keisei Takasago. Between Keisei Takasago and Narita Airport Terminal 1, it runs on the Narita Sky Access Line. Runs the entire length of the route in 44 minutes (36 minutes from Nippori to Narita Airport Terminal 2·3).
- Cityliner (unscheduled)
- From Keisei Ueno to Keisei Narita. Trains call at Nippori, Aoto, Keisei Funabashi, and Keisei Narita.
- Morningliner M =
- Runs only in the morning from Narita Airport Terminal 1 and Keisei Narita to Keisei Ueno.
- Eveningliner E =
- Runs only in the evening from Keisei Ueno to Keisei Narita and Narita Airport Terminal 1.
- (アクセス特急 Akusesu Tokkyū) A = Access Express
- Non-charged. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1, via the Narita Sky Access Line between Keisei Takasago and Narita Airport Terminal 1.
- (快速特急 Kaisoku Tokkyū) L = Limited Express
- Non-charged. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1. Runs during morning and evening times only. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Hokusō, Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda.
- (特急 Tokkyū) L = Limited Express
- Non-charged. Runs only from the late morning to the early evening. Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Hokusō, Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda.
- (通勤特急 Tsūkin Tokkyū) C = Commuter Express
- Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda. Runs only in the morning and evenings.
- (快速 Kaisoku) R = Rapid
- Runs from Keisei Ueno or Oshiage Line to Narita Airport Terminal 1 or Shibayama Chiyoda.
- (普通 Futsū) Local
- Sometimes called interchangeably as Kakueki-Teisha (各駅停車).
No Express (急行 Kyūkō) trains run on the Keisei Main Line from the timetable revision on July 17, 2010. Until the revision, it ran only between Aoto and Takasago on through services to other Keisei lines.
- ● : All trains stop
- │ : All trains pass
- ◇ : Some limited express trains stop when horse racing is held in Nakayama Racecourse.
- Local trains stop at every station.
|Keisei Sekiya||京成関屋||7.3||│||│||│|||||│||│|||||Tobu Skytree Line (Ushida Station: TS08)|
|Aoto||青砥||11.5||●||●||●||●||●||●|||||Keisei Oshiage Line|
|Keisei Koiwa||京成小岩||14.5||●||│||│||Narita Sky Access Line||│||│||Narita Sky Access Line||Edogawa|
|Keisei Yawata||京成八幡||19.1||●||●||●||●||│||Toei Shinjuku Line (Motoyawata Station: S-21)|
|Katsutadai||勝田台||40.3||●||●||●||●||│||Tōyō Rapid Railway Line (Tōyō-Katsutadai Station: TR09)|
|Yūkarigaoka||ユーカリが丘||43.2||●||●||│||│||│||Yamaman Yūkarigaoka Line|
|Narita Airport Terminal 2·3||空港第2ビル||68.3||●||●||●||●[Note 1]||●||●||●[Note 1]|
|Narita Airport Terminal 1||成田空港||69.3||●||●||●||●[Note 1]||●||●||●[Note 1]|
- Actually stop at Narita Sky Access Line platform
All sections opened as electrified dual track unless noted otherwise. The initial section opened between Takasago and Edogawa as 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge in 1912, and the line was progressively extended in both directions, reaching Narita in 1930 and Ueno in 1933.
In 1959, the line was regauged to 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in), and it was extended to Narita Airport (now Higashi-Narita) in 1978. The extension to Terminal 1 was opened as a single track in 1992.
Former connecting linesEdit
- Funabashi-Keibajō Station: A 1 km 1,372 mm (4 ft 6 in) gauge line electrified at 600 V DC opened to the Yatsu amusement park in 1927, with the voltage being raised to 1,200 V DC the following year. The line closed in 1934.